Fisheries of the South Atlantic; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting, 35856-35857 [2011-15108]

Download as PDF 35856 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 118 / Monday, June 20, 2011 / Notices salmonids, and sets out the criteria for such activities. The Rule further provides that the prohibitions of paragraph (a) of the Rule do not apply to actions undertaken in compliance with a RMP developed jointly within the continuing jurisdiction of United States v. Washington by the State of Washington and the Tribes and determined by NMFS to be in accordance with the provisions of 50 CFR 223.203(b)(6) (i.e., Limit 6 of the salmon and steelhead 4(d) Rule (65 FR 42422, July 10, 2000)). In 2005, as part of the final listing determinations for sixteen Evolutionarily Significant Units of West Coast salmon, NMFS amended and streamlined the previously promulgated 4(d) protective regulations for threatened salmon and steelhead (70 FR 37160, June 28, 2005). Under these regulations, the same set of fourteen limits was applied to all threatened Pacific salmon and steelhead ESU’s or DPS’s. Dated: June 13, 2011. Angela Somma, Chief, Endangered Species Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2011–15137 Filed 6–17–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XA489 Incidental Taking of Marine Mammals; Taking of Marine Mammals Incidental to the Explosive Removal of Offshore Structures in the Gulf of Mexico National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; issuance of letters of authorization. AGENCY: In accordance with the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) and implementing regulations, notification is hereby given that NMFS has issued a one-year Letter of Authorization (LOA) to take marine mammals incidental to the explosive removal of offshore oil and gas structures (EROS) in the Gulf of Mexico. DATES: The authorization is effective from July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012. ADDRESSES: The application and LOA are available for review by writing to P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits, Conservation, and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:50 Jun 17, 2011 Jkt 223001 Marine Fisheries Service, 1315 EastWest Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910–3235 or by telephoning the contact listed here (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT), or online at: http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/permits/ incidental.htm. Documents cited in this notice may be viewed, by appointment, during regular business hours, at the aforementioned address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Howard Goldstein or Jolie Harrison, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 301–713–2289. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 101(a)(5)(A) of the MMPA (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.) directs the Secretary of Commerce (who has delegated the authority to NMFS) to allow, upon request, the incidental, but not intentional, taking of small numbers of marine mammals by United States citizens who engage in a specified activity (other than commercial fishing) within a specified geographical region, if certain findings are made and regulations are issued. Under the MMPA, the term ‘‘take’’ means to harass, hunt, capture, or kill or to attempt to harass, hunt, capture, or kill any marine mammal. Authorization for incidental taking, in the form of annual LOAs, may be granted by NMFS for periods up to five years if NMFS finds, after notice and opportunity for public comment, that the taking will have a negligible impact on the species or stock(s) of marine mammals, and will not have an unmitigable adverse impact on the availability of the species or stock(s) for subsistence uses (where relevant). In addition, NMFS must prescribe regulations that include permissible methods of taking and other means of effecting the least practicable adverse impact on the species and its habitat (i.e., mitigation), and on the availability of the species for subsistence uses, paying particular attention to rookeries, mating rounds, and areas of similar significance. The regulations also must include requirements pertaining to the monitoring and reporting of such taking. Regulations governing the taking of marine mammals incidental to EROS were published on June 19, 2008 (73 FR 34875), and remain in effect through July 19, 2013. For detailed information on this action, please refer to that Federal Register notice. The species that applicants may take in small numbers during EROS activities are bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus), Atlantic spotted dolphins (Stenella frontalis), pantropical spotted dolphins (Stenella attenuata), Clymene dolphins (Stenella clymene), striped PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 dolphins (Stenella coeruleoalba), spinner dolphins (Stenella longirostris), rough-toothed dolphins (Steno bredanensis), Risso’s dolphins (Grampus griseus), melon-headed whales (Peponocephala electra), shortfinned pilot whales (Globicephala macrorhynchus), and sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus). NMFS received a request for an LOA from ExxonMobil Production Company (ExxonMobil) for activities covered by EROS regulations. Reporting ExxonMobil has not conducted any operations during 2010 to 2011. Pursuant to these regulations, NMFS has issued an LOA to ExxonMobil. Issuance of the LOAs is based on a finding made in the preamble to the final rule that the total taking by these activities (with monitoring, mitigation, and reporting measures) will result in no more than a negligible impact on the affected species or stock(s) of marine mammals and will not have an unmitigable adverse impact on subsistence uses. NMFS will review reports to ensure that the applicants are in compliance with meeting the requirements contained in the implementing regulations and LOA, including monitoring, mitigation, and reporting requirements. Dated: June 13, 2011. James H. Lecky, Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2011–15309 Filed 6–17–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XA478 Fisheries of the South Atlantic; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of SEDAR 25 South Atlantic assessment process webinars for black sea bass (Centropristis striata) and golden tilefish (Lopholatilus chamaeleonticeps). AGENCY: The SEDAR 25 assessments of the South Atlantic black sea bass and golden tilefish will consist of a series of workshops and webinars: this notice is for webinars associated with the Assessment portion of the SEDAR SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\20JNN1.SGM 20JNN1 35857 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 118 / Monday, June 20, 2011 / Notices process. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. DATES: The SEDAR 25 webinars will be held between July 12th and August 22nd, 2011. Please see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for a list of exact dates and times. The established times may be adjusted as necessary to accommodate the timely completion of discussion Webinar sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 1 2 3 4 5 6 to request an invitation providing webinar access information. Kari Fenske, SEDAR Coordinator, 4055 Faber Place, Suite 201, North Charleston, SC 29405; telephone: (843) 571–4366; email: kari.fenske@safmc.net. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Time (Eastern) Date ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ Day July 12, 2011 ............................................................. July 14, 2011 ............................................................. July 25, 2011 ............................................................. July 27, 2011 ............................................................. August 19, 2011 ........................................................ August 22, 2011 ........................................................ Tuesday ..................................................................... Thursday .................................................................... Monday ...................................................................... Wednesday ................................................................ Friday ......................................................................... Monday ...................................................................... The Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and Caribbean Fishery Management Councils, in conjunction with NOAA Fisheries and the Atlantic and Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commissions have implemented the Southeast Data, Assessment and Review (SEDAR) process, a multi-step method for determining the status of fish stocks in the Southeast Region. SEDAR is a threestep process including: (1) Data Workshop, (2) Assessment Process utilizing webinars and workshops, and (3) Review Workshop. The product of the Data Workshop is a data report which compiles and evaluates potential datasets and recommends which datasets are appropriate for assessment analyses. The product of the Assessment Process is a stock assessment report which describes the fisheries, evaluates the status of the stock, estimates biological benchmarks, projects future population conditions, and recommends research and monitoring needs. The assessment is independently peer reviewed at the Review Workshop. The product of the Review Workshop is a Summary documenting Panel opinions regarding the strengths and weaknesses of the stock assessment and input data. Panelists for SEDAR Workshops are appointed by the Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and Caribbean Fishery Management Councils and NOAA Fisheries Southeast Regional Office, HMS Management Division, and Southeast Fisheries Science Center. Participants include data collectors and database managers; stock assessment scientists, biologists, and researchers; constituency representatives including fishermen, environmentalists, and NGO’s; International experts; and staff of Councils, Commissions, and state and federal agencies. VerDate Mar<15>2010 relevant to the assessment process. Such adjustments may result in the meeting being extended from, or completed prior to the times established by this notice. ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held via webinar. The webinar is open to the public. Those interested in participating should contact Kari Fenske at SEDAR (See FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) 16:50 Jun 17, 2011 Jkt 223001 1 1 9 9 9 9 p.m.–4 p.m. p.m.–4 p.m. a.m.–12 p.m. a.m.–12 p.m. a.m.–12 p.m. a.m.–12 p.m. AGENCY: The AP meeting will be held on July 13, 2011, from 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Buccaneer Hotel, 5007 Estate Shoys, Lot 7, Christiansted, St. Croix, U.S.V.I. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Caribbean Fishery Management Council, 268 Munoz Rivera Avenue, Suite 1108, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00918–1920; telephone: (787) 766–5926. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The AP will meet to discuss the items contained in the following agenda: 1. Call to order. 2. Annual Catch Limits (ACLs)/ Accountability Measures (AMs) Discussion for Species not-Overfished nor Suffering Overfishing. 3. Other Business. The meeting is open to the public, and will be conducted in English. Fishers and other interested persons are invited to attend and participate with oral or written statements regarding agenda issues. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this group for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. The Caribbean Fishery Management Council’s Advisory Panel (AP) will hold a meeting. Special Accommodations This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. For more information or request for sign language interpretation and/other auxiliary aids, please contact Mr. Miguel A. Rolon, Executive Director, Caribbean Fishery SEDAR 25 Assessment Process Webinar Series Using datasets recommended from the Data Workshop, Panelists will employ assessment models to evaluate stock status, estimate population benchmarks and management criteria, and project future conditions. Panelists will recommend the most appropriate methods and configurations for determining stock status and estimating population parameters. Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to the Council office (see ADDRESSES) at least 10 business days prior to the meeting. Dated: June 14, 2011. William D. Chappell, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. 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[FR Doc No: 2011-15108]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XA478


Fisheries of the South Atlantic; Southeast Data, Assessment, and 
Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting

AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of SEDAR 25 South Atlantic assessment process webinars 
for black sea bass (Centropristis striata) and golden tilefish 
(Lopholatilus chamaeleonticeps).

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SUMMARY: The SEDAR 25 assessments of the South Atlantic black sea bass 
and golden tilefish will consist of a series of workshops and webinars: 
this notice is for webinars associated with the Assessment portion of 
the SEDAR

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process. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

DATES: The SEDAR 25 webinars will be held between July 12th and August 
22nd, 2011. Please see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for a list of exact 
dates and times. The established times may be adjusted as necessary to 
accommodate the timely completion of discussion relevant to the 
assessment process. Such adjustments may result in the meeting being 
extended from, or completed prior to the times established by this 
notice.

ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held via webinar. The webinar is open 
to the public. Those interested in participating should contact Kari 
Fenske at SEDAR (See FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) to request an 
invitation providing webinar access information.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kari Fenske, SEDAR Coordinator, 4055 
Faber Place, Suite 201, North Charleston, SC 29405; telephone: (843) 
571-4366; e-mail: kari.fenske@safmc.net.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

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           Webinar                       Date                       Day                   Time  (Eastern)
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1............................  July 12, 2011...........  Tuesday.................  1 p.m.-4 p.m.
2............................  July 14, 2011...........  Thursday................  1 p.m.-4 p.m.
3............................  July 25, 2011...........  Monday..................  9 a.m.-12 p.m.
4............................  July 27, 2011...........  Wednesday...............  9 a.m.-12 p.m.
5............................  August 19, 2011.........  Friday..................  9 a.m.-12 p.m.
6............................  August 22, 2011.........  Monday..................  9 a.m.-12 p.m.
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    The Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and Caribbean Fishery 
Management Councils, in conjunction with NOAA Fisheries and the 
Atlantic and Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commissions have implemented 
the Southeast Data, Assessment and Review (SEDAR) process, a multi-step 
method for determining the status of fish stocks in the Southeast 
Region. SEDAR is a three-step process including: (1) Data Workshop, (2) 
Assessment Process utilizing webinars and workshops, and (3) Review 
Workshop. The product of the Data Workshop is a data report which 
compiles and evaluates potential datasets and recommends which datasets 
are appropriate for assessment analyses. The product of the Assessment 
Process is a stock assessment report which describes the fisheries, 
evaluates the status of the stock, estimates biological benchmarks, 
projects future population conditions, and recommends research and 
monitoring needs. The assessment is independently peer reviewed at the 
Review Workshop. The product of the Review Workshop is a Summary 
documenting Panel opinions regarding the strengths and weaknesses of 
the stock assessment and input data. Panelists for SEDAR Workshops are 
appointed by the Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and Caribbean Fishery 
Management Councils and NOAA Fisheries Southeast Regional Office, HMS 
Management Division, and Southeast Fisheries Science Center. 
Participants include data collectors and database managers; stock 
assessment scientists, biologists, and researchers; constituency 
representatives including fishermen, environmentalists, and NGO's; 
International experts; and staff of Councils, Commissions, and state 
and federal agencies.

SEDAR 25 Assessment Process Webinar Series

    Using datasets recommended from the Data Workshop, Panelists will 
employ assessment models to evaluate stock status, estimate population 
benchmarks and management criteria, and project future conditions. 
Panelists will recommend the most appropriate methods and 
configurations for determining stock status and estimating population 
parameters.

Special Accommodations

    These meetings are physically accessible to people with 
disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other 
auxiliary aids should be directed to the Council office (see ADDRESSES) 
at least 10 business days prior to the meeting.

    Dated: June 14, 2011.
William D. Chappell,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2011-15108 Filed 6-17-11; 8:45 am]
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